Monthly Archives: August 2013

Useful Idiots: How an al-Qaeda Takeover of Syria May Benefit America

Yes, I am aware that the title to this post may come as a shock to many of my readers, who might be unable to fathom the idea that a victory for al Qaeda-backed rebels in the current civil war … Continue reading

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Pharaohs, Field Marshals, and Fatwas: What Morsi’s Fall Means for Egyptian Politics and Society

Since February 2011, when pro-democracy protestors in Egypt successfully removed thirty-year secularist president Hosni Mubarak from power, experts and laymen alike have offered varying predictions about what would be in store in Egypt’s political future. These same questions arose in … Continue reading

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